Kochi: The Special Investigation Team probing the Perumbavur murder case on Tuesday took prime suspect Ameerul Islam, 23, to the crime scene -- the single-room house on Canal Bund Road at Vattolipaddy, nearly five km from Perumbavur, for evidence collection. Fearing the ire of local residents, the cops took the accused to the spot at 6.15 a.m. under tight security. His face was covered with a black mask.
During the 20-minute exercise, Ameerul narrated what had happened on April 28 when he allegedly murdered the 29-year old dalit woman. “He re-enacted how he reached the house on the fateful day, how he murdered the law student and about the escape route. He said he had thrown the knife behind the house and a liquor bottle to the canal before escaping to Iringolkavu side,” sources said.
The cops also took Ameerul to a Bevco outlet from where he had bought liquor before coming to the victim’s house; the footwear shop from where he purchased a pair of sandals and to the hotel from where he had food while escaping after committing the crime.
However, when the cops took him to the lodge at Vaidyasalappady, nearly two km from the victim’s house, an irate crowd assembled there to see the suspect. Fearing law and order problem, the team took Ameerul back to Aluva police club, leaving evidence collection at half way stage.
Meanwhile, with only two days left for his custody to be over, the cops took the mother and sister of the victim to identify the prime suspect. However, they said they were seeing him for the first time and had not met him earlier as told by the Assamese native to the cops. The official DNA test of the samples, which were recovered from the crime spot and from the victim’s body, done at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute at Thiruvananthapuram matched with that of the accused....